The table below looks at the statistics for BGP skills in IT jobs advertised for the Bedford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited BGP over the 3 months to 31 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 31 68 50
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -18
Permanent jobs citing BGP 15 4 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 5.28% 0.87% 0.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 25.42% 4.35% 1.35%
Number of salaries quoted 11 4 1
Average salary £50,000 £46,250 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.10% -2.63%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +3.44%
BGP
Bedfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Bedford region.

Communications & Networking Category
Bedford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
59 92 74
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 20.77% 20.00% 25.61%
Number of salaries quoted 50 88 73
Average salary £46,000 £35,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+31.42% -7.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,500 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

BGP
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing BGP across the Bedford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

BGP Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

BGP
Salary Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing BGP across the Bedford region.

BGP Salary Trend in Bedford

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT jobs across the Bedford region citing BGP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited BGP.

1 20 (100.00%) Cisco
1 20 (100.00%) CCNP
1 20 (100.00%) CCDP
1 20 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 20 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 20 (100.00%) CCSA
1 20 (100.00%) Network Security
1 20 (100.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 20 (100.00%) Spanning Tree
2 19 (95.00%) Load Balancing
2 19 (95.00%) CCSE
2 19 (95.00%) OSPF
2 19 (95.00%) MS Visio
2 19 (95.00%) LAN
2 19 (95.00%) WAN
3 18 (90.00%) Microsoft
3 18 (90.00%) Firewall
4 16 (80.00%) Network Management
5 14 (70.00%) TCP/IP
5 14 (70.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 12 (60.00%) Check Point Certification
7 11 (55.00%) Wireshark
8 10 (50.00%) tcpdump
9 6 (30.00%) MS Excel
10 5 (25.00%) CCNA
11 4 (20.00%) Cloud Computing
12 1 (5.00%) CCDA
12 1 (5.00%) IBM
12 1 (5.00%) Cisco PIX
12 1 (5.00%) Cisco ASA

BGP
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT jobs across the Bedford region citing BGP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited BGP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 19 (95.00%) MS Visio
2 6 (30.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (20.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 20 (100.00%) Network Security
1 20 (100.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 20 (100.00%) Spanning Tree
2 19 (95.00%) LAN
2 19 (95.00%) WAN
2 19 (95.00%) OSPF
3 18 (90.00%) Firewall
4 14 (70.00%) TCP/IP
5 11 (55.00%) Wireshark
6 10 (50.00%) tcpdump
7 1 (5.00%) Cisco PIX
7 1 (5.00%) Cisco ASA
General
1 1 (5.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 19 (95.00%) Consultant
2 15 (75.00%) Network Consultant
3 10 (50.00%) Security Consultant
3 10 (50.00%) Network Security Consultant
4 4 (20.00%) Cisco Consultant
4 4 (20.00%) Cisco Network Consultant
4 4 (20.00%) AWS Consultant
5 2 (10.00%) Network Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Network Security Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Security Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Network Specialist
6 1 (5.00%) Network Security Specialist
6 1 (5.00%) Security Specialist
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (95.00%) Load Balancing
2 16 (80.00%) Network Management
3 14 (70.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (5.00%) Network Monitoring
Qualifications
1 20 (100.00%) CCNP
1 20 (100.00%) CCDP
1 20 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 20 (100.00%) CCSA
2 19 (95.00%) CCSE
3 12 (60.00%) Check Point Certification
4 5 (25.00%) CCNA
5 1 (5.00%) CCDA
Vendors
1 20 (100.00%) Cisco
1 20 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 18 (90.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.00%) F5
3 1 (5.00%) IBM